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Dancing tractors kicked off 20th birthday of Sweden’s Ice Hotel

Sweden's IceHotel is stocked up for it's 20th birthday party

Sweden's ice hotel was the first of its kind 20 years ago.

The famous Swedish Ice Hotel, the world’s first hotel made entirely of ice, began celebrating its 20th anniversarywith a New Year’s Eve party featuring a ‘tractor ballet’.

The performance involved three ‘dancing’ tractors and was performed on the Ice Hotel stage on the Torne River. Throughout the whole season, the local Sami theatre group will give performances on the stage whilst a Jubilee menu will be served at the Ice Hotel Restaurant.

Artists from around the world started visiting Jukkasjärvi in Swedish Lapland in 1996 to help build the Ice Hotel, and around 500 artists have visited since. A further 39 artists, aged between 30-70 were on site to create art suites in the Ice Hotel this year. This winter’s hotel features 62 rooms and covers an area of 5,500 square meters.

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